Full Review

Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
"Silver & Black" IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Branchline Brewing Company
"Silver & Black" IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Dark opaque dark brown color. Bright, hoppy, toasty roasted citrusy aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, pepper bread, and citrus creme brulee with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish that presents elements of mocha latte and nutskins finish. A lively and smooth black ale with great hoppiness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts, pepper bread, and citrus creme brulee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of mocha latte and nutskins
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Lamb Curry, Colby
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and smooth black ale with great hoppiness.

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer
3633 Metro Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78247
USA
1 361-290-8817

Black IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Black IPAs are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This style is also known as Cascadian dark ale or black India pale ale. These beers feature an intense hop aroma and flavor that is balanced by roasted chocolate and caramel malt notes. Originating in the Pacific Northwest, this relatively new style has quickly gained popularity amongst US craft brewers and IPA fans alike.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, Full Sail Brewing Bump in the Night Cascadian Dark Ale, Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA and Lakefront Brewery Lakefront IBA.